Close from being homeless...
October 29, 2008 2:01am CST
Yesterday we almost lost our home for 30 years because of fire. I just finished supper and starting to work on mylot when I heard people shouting outside. My siblings and parents are in the living room watching television show. At first we didn’t mind the noise outside but when I heard someone shouted fire I immediately rush down to see what’s going on. My father then said it was a fire two blocks away from our house. Immediately my mother called the fire department, luckily they already know and already sent their men. We stay calm as much as possible though I could see my mother is a little nervous. We gather our important things. Me and my sister are the ones who gather our things especially the important documents. My mother went to our relative house to seek help. As we are busy saving what we can carry, we heard fire trucks siren. I think there are five trucks came. My cousins came to help us. As we start loading our things in the car we hear people shouting and clapping. One of my cousin told us that the fire is completely out. We feel relief and happy that we still have a home. Luckily it was raining hard that prevented the fire from spreading quickly though I could see smoke and flames; I can even feel the heat. If it was not raining when it happened, we maybe lost a home. It was only one house that been affected by the fire. It’s really important to be calm when in situation like that. There’s so much adrenaline in me that night. I even carry a 21 inch television set that I couldn’t imagine I can carry. It was exhausting especially returning the things back in our house. I feel like I don’t have energy left after that incident. Have you ever in situation like this one that happened in our family? How do you react when it happened to you?
• United States
7 Nov 08
I am so glad that you did not experience a fire in your home! That would have been just awful! In times of stress, there is no telling what we will and won't do. I can understand how you would have no energy left after all that stress. We've had a hurricane heading for our house before and we had to gather important papers and pictures, etc. We went to a local shelter until it passed. Boy, was I ever glad when that was over. We lost half the roof of our house but were able to patch it within 24 hours. Going without air conditioning for a week afterward was really bad as the August heat and humidity was stifling.